January 2016

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Jurisdiction Spotlight: Dubai (UAE)

Because many readers will read the UAE posts individually, much of the content will be the same or very similar. Dubai is a subnational entity – an emirate – of the United Arab Emirates (or more commonly UAE). Together with Abu Dhabi, it is one of two emirates that have…


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Jurisdiction Spotlight: Ras al-Khaimah (UAE)

Ras al-Khaimah (or more commonly RAK) is a subnational entity – an emirate – of the United Arab Emirates (or more commonly UAE). The UAE is a federation of hereditary absolute monarchies called emirates, which are led by emirs. There is an overall government, led by president Sheikh Khalifa (whose…


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Free Trade Zones

For the sake of ease, I am going to bundle Free Trade Zones (FTZ), Free Zones (FZ), Free Ports (FPs), Free Economic Zone (FEZ), Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and other variations thereof into the term Free Trade Zone (FTZ). There are differences between them but none that is universal. This…


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Jurisdiction Spotlight: Dominica

Welcome to 2016! We are starting to run out of Caribbean jurisdictions to inspect. Dominica is however is one you definitely cannot overlook. It has a lot in common with Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with its easy-going banking regulations and citizenship by investment programme. This is…


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